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Andy Murray leaves the French Open in the first round after losing to Stan Wawrinka


Andy Murray leaves the French Open in the first round after losing to Stan Wawrinka in his first game at Roland Garros since 2017

  • Andy Murray performed with Roland Garros for the first time in three years
  • 2015 French Open winner Wawrinka scored 42 winners in the match on Murrays 10
  • Murray's lack of playing time was evident when he was sent by Wawrinka
  • Murray's loss follows Dan Evans' narrow loss to Kei Nishikori in a five-sentence epic

Andy Murray was comprehensively beaten in three quick sets by Stan Wawrinka in the Briton's first game at Roland Garros since 2017.

Murray entered the main draw thanks to a wild card, but his lack of playing time in some injury-related years was evident when he was dispatched by 35-year-old Wawrinka, who won 6-1 6-3 6-2.

The Swiss, who defeated Novak Djokovic to secure the 2015 title at Roland Garros, brought 42 winners to his opponent's 10 in a game of one hour and 37 minutes.

Andy Murray leaves the court after being beaten up by 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka

It was an extremely frustrating day for Murray when he was defeated in straight sets by Wawrinka

It was an extremely frustrating day for Murray when he was defeated in straight sets by Wawrinka

Wawrinka celebrates after his emphatic victory over the British at Roland Garros

Wawrinka celebrates after his emphatic victory over the British at Roland Garros

Murray's last game on clay three years ago at that tournament had been a bloody five-set encounter against Wawrinka, but the tone was set on the opening day of that year when Murray was broken in consecutive service games as the first set passed.

Wawrinka's recklessness got him to finish the second set in 33 minutes and he was undoubtedly keen to get the procedure out quickly on a cool day in Paris and take the win after a third set of 25 minutes.

Murray's loss followed Dan Evans' loss in an upside-down encounter on Court 14.

Murray's lack of playing time was revealed by Wawrinka in the first round of the French Open

Murray's lack of playing time was revealed by Wawrinka in the first round of the French Open

Dark clouds see Ronald Garros during Murray's first round with the Swiss star

Dark clouds see Ronald Garros during Murray's first round with the Swiss star

The 30-year-old from Solihull won the first set 6-1 against former world number 4, Kei Nishikori.

The Japanese replied with the same score in the second set before holding back an Evans fight to get a head start in the competition after the third set.

More Evan's brilliance led him to win the fourth set 6-1 and force a decision, but Nishikori had the bigger steel and completed the win.

Dan Evans left the French Open after a titanic duel with Kei Nishikori on Sunday

Dan Evans left the French Open after a titanic duel with Kei Nishikori on Sunday

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